Controller Challenges in Changing Times

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On-Demand Schedule

Sat, July 20, 2024 - Sat, July 27, 2024


60  Mins



Webinar ID


  • Analysis of Information for decision making
  • How to focus on information vs reports
  • How to focus on Key Business Drivers and key success factors
  • Communication of financial information to non-financial professionals
  • Becoming a trusted partner and un-trusting official at the same time
  • Obsessively focusing on Customers Costs & Cash
  • Providing Cost-Effective Services
  • Becoming a Strategic Partner
  • Primary areas focus on becoming an effective Controller as a Strategic Partner with a focus on relationships, leadership and the soft side of the business rather than solely on accounting and reporting of financial information. The major theme is running the company with the numbers and not by the numbers
  • Leadership Skills

Overview of the webinar

The turbulent ever-changing and technology-driven world of business requires changing and evolving roles for Controllers. The changing focus is more on the soft side of the business rather than accounting & reporting. It is more about people-pleasing than pencil-pushing. Studies show that Controllers who want to rise in the ranks of CFO must learn to put down their pencils and master soft skills. This Webinar provides a foundation for these changing roles outlines fundamentals concepts, tools & techniques for Controllers to cope with changing times.

Who should attend?

  • Controllers
  • Accounting Specialist and Managers
  • Finance Personnel

Why should you attend?

Controllers and those seeking to become Controllers must recognize and understand the turbulent and ever-changing business environment and the impact it has on the role of the Controller which is rapidly moving away from accounting and reporting to the direction of Controllers becoming Strategic Partners.

Faculty - Mr.Carl Young

Carl Young is an Author, Speaker, Trainer, Consultant & Coach. He holds an MBA and completed graduate studies in Accounting and Taxations. He is a former CFO of a 275M High growth technology-based company. He has over 25 years of senior-level business management experience. He has over 25 years of training experience in finance, accounting and business management. Former CEO of his own small parts manufacturing company. Former Senior Financial Associate of a major consulting firm.
He is a member of the American Society of Corporate Controllers. Member of the Council of Experts of the investment firm Gerson & Lehrman. Member of the Society of Industry Leaders sponsored by Standard & Poors. Member of the National Association of Accountants.
An engaging & entertaining speaker and trainer who draws from his experiences as a former CFO to make relevant teaching points. Sessions are rich in content, lively, full of energy and include lots of audience interaction. He has branded himself Mr Simplicity. His goal is to make finance & accounting relevant to non-financial professionals with tools & techniques that are simple to understand and apply. 


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